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Victory by C&N Attorney in Hard Fought Case

Congratulations to our litigation specialist, Michael McMahon, on his decisive victory for the City of Arroyo Grande in the Second District Court of Appeal on August 6, 2015. The appellate court upheld a 2014 ruling in favor of the City and awarded it all costs on appeal in the matter of a writ petition filed by a former Arroyo Grande police officer seeking to overturn his termination. Due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding it, the case was not one that Carmel & Naccasha took any pleasure in defending; however, the win was hard fought and well-deserved. We’re particularly proud of Mike’s understanding and deft navigation of the underlying writ petition and the appellate system. Well done, Mike!

Mike heads up our litigation group here at Carmel & Naccasha. For more information on Mike’s practice areas and experience, please click on the link below.

http://carnaclaw.com/mcmahon/

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New Deposition Time Limits Merely Presumptive

The recent time limits for deposition of opposing party witnesses had created quite a concern among litigation attorneys – especially defense attorneys – that the new law would unduly hamper what is otherwise pretty broad rights to discovery in lawsuits filed in California. Most concerning were the apparent “set in stone” time limits for depositions in complex cases – situations which would seemingly call for the greatest amount of leeway given the number of parties and issues involved. The Second District Court of Appeals, in its recently issued Certainteed Corporation v. Superior Court (decision filed January 8, 2013) has swiftly responded with an opinion that reads into the law the flexibility that many trial attorneys have been seeking (albeit largely by defense focused counsel).

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